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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping the dignitaries -- of keeping the dignitaries safe. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: south africans of all races and religious backgrounds saying prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud here in the bay area at san francisco's memorial yesterday. several showed up to joyfully honor the anti-apartheid leader. >> this is the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it kicked off with yesterday's national day of prayer for the leader. reporting live. kpix 5. >>> time is 6:10. the severe weather could p
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> first lady michelle obama along with former presidents george w. bush, carter and bill clinton accompanied the president to the funeral this morning. the south african embassy in washington, d.c. will also hold a memorial service for the late leader this week and a group of bay area kids were invited to sing this week. kpix 5's christin ayers introduces us to the choir. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland's pacific boy choir academy, eighth grader aaron sanchez speak just as beautifully about the moment he found out that nelson mandela just died. >> a voice of the world has just gone away and never hear it again. >> reporter: hit hard at this school. >> we have a special connection with south africa. >> reporter: the boys' choir has traveled the world but it was a trip to south africa in 2009 that ninth grader brendan singer says had the greatest impact. they traveled to nelson mandela's home. >> being in his house -- seeing where he stood like where he got all his great ideas and -- >> reporter: they learned to
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> pastor williams met mandela twice, the first time at his celebrated appearance in oakland in 1990. williams says mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment, to become an irresistible force for peaceful change in the tradition of ghandi and dr. martin luther king
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